Greece warns of 'technical delay' to early bailout exit plan


ATHENS - Greece acknowledged a risk of delay on Thursday to its planned exit from an EU/IMF bailout by the end of the year, rattling Greek stock and bond markets a day after talks on a bailout review failed to clinch a deal. | Video


OPAP net profit boosted by scratch card launch and cost cuts 25 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece's OPAP, Europe's second-biggest gambling company by stock market value, has posted a 26 percent rise in third-quarter net profit, helped by a new scratch card and cost cuts.

Big provision charge widens Piraeus Bank's third-quarter loss 25 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece's Piraeus Bank reported a sharply wider third-quarter loss on Tuesday after booking a more than 2 billion euro (1.58 billion pounds) provision for bad loans, but said it expected to return to profitability from next year as the country's economy improves.

Fraport, Copelouzos win bidding for Greek airports 25 Nov 2014

ATHENS - German airport operator Fraport and Greek energy firm Copelouzos bid 1.23 billion euros (0.97 billion pounds) to lease and operate 14 Greek regional airports, the country's biggest privatisation deal since its debt crisis.


Greece signals progress as deadlocked bailout talks restart 25 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece resumed talks with its EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, saying progress had been made towards breaking a deadlock that could derail the government's plan to quit an international bailout by year-end.


Stalled Greek bailout talks to resume in Paris on Tuesday 24 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout programme.


Greece battles lenders over projected budget gap, Fitch affirms rating 21 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece's government on Friday pushed ahead with plans for a near-balanced budget next year, ignoring objections from its international lenders who say Athens is set to miss its deficit forecast.


Greece at odds with EU/IMF lenders in 'tough' bailout review 18 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece is locked in tough negotiations with its foreign lenders, with "nerves stretched" on both sides, the finance minister warned on Tuesday, raising the temperature as Athens tries to exit an unpopular bailout programme.


Thousands of Greeks march against austerity to mark 1973 uprising 17 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks poured into the streets to march against austerity on Monday in one of the biggest anniversary protests in recent years to mark a bloody 1973 student revolt against the then-ruling military junta. | Video


Greece emerged from its 'Great Depression' at start of year 14 Nov 2014

ATHENS - Greece emerged from a crippling six-year recession as early as the start of the year and has been growing ever since, data showed on Friday.